40 Best Gadget Gifts for 2023

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‘Tis the season to blow your hard-earned savings on the coolest gadget gifts for loved ones—and maybe a few things for yourself, too. This holiday season, we went deep and pulled together a gift guide of 40 gadgets fit for outdoor lovers, DIYers, tech gurus, and all-around nerds.

The best gadget gifts are the ones that you can show off, and each product on our list is made for just that. These are gifts that are perfectly practical and bold by design. There’s something here for everyone: Rugged outdoor gear for the camper and backpacker; fun board games for the homebody friends who love gatherings; high-tech self-heating mugs for hot coffee and tea drinkers; headphones and earbuds fit for audiophiles; musical instruments; retro-cool digital watches; and culinary tools for those chefs who love cooking at home.

It doesn’t matter if they’re a professional techie or new to the world of innovative, beautifully-designed products, these are gifts for friends and difficult-to-shop-for family members—you know, the folks who say they don I don’t want anything this holiday season but secretly do. And if you’re still not happy with what you find here, check out our specific gift guides for this year’s holiday season. Just be sure to keep those receipts!

Impress everyone and anyone you’re shopping for this holiday season and check out our recommended gift guides for husbands, hilarious gags, travelers, movie lovers, and woodworkers.

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1

For On-the-Go Screen Junkies

NEBULA

Anker Nebula Capsule II Smart Mini Projector

2

For Those Who Hate Counting

Casio

Vintage CA53W-1 Calculator Watch

3

For Organization Gurus

Orbitkey

Orbitkey Nest

4

For Family Photo Fans

AEEZO

Wi-Fi Digital Picture Frame

5

For Charging Junkies

Anchor

USB-C Portable Charging Bank

6

For the Beer Drinker

Rumple

Beer Blanket

7

For the Novice Musician

Korg

Korg Synthesizer (25-Key)

8

For Coffee Drinkers

Snow Peak

Collapsible Coffee Drip

9

For the Gamer

BACKBONE

Backbone One Mobile Gaming Controller

10

For the Indoor Grower

AeroGarden

Harvest 360 Indoor Hydroponic Garden

11

For the Last Lighter They’ll Ever Need

Dissim

Inverted Lighter

12

For the Traveler

Matador

FlatPak Waterproof Toiletry Case

13

For the Sleeping-Challenged

Hatch

Hatch Restore Sound Machine

14

For Knife Handlers

CRKT

M16-14ZSF EDC Folding Pocket Knife

15

For Purification Zealots

LARGE

Self-Cleaning and Insulated LARQ Water Bottle

16

For a Handy Tool

Nordic

Pocket Saw

17

For Budget Audiophiles

Tribit

XSound Bluetooth Speaker

18

For Surfers and Fishers

G-Shock

G-Lide GBX100-7

19

For Streamers Young and Old

Roku

Roku Ultra

20

For Smart Oil Diffusing

Capri Blue

Capri Blue Pura Smart Home Plug-in Diffuser Kit

21

For Smoothies and Infusions

Beast

Blender and Hydration System

22

For Seltzer Fans

aarke

Carbonator III Premium Carbonator

23

For Digital Denizens

Anchor

PowerExpand 8-in-1 USB C Adapter

24

For the Indoor Gardener

Click and Grow

Indoor Herb Garden Kit with Grow Light

25

For the Outdoor Worker

Give’r

4 Season Glove with Wax Coating

26

For Puzzle Gurus

GiiKER

Bluetooth Speed ​​Cube i3s

27

For the Sore One

RENPHO

Massage Gun with Heat

28

For the Stylish Environmentalist

Allbirds

Men’s Tree Dasher 2

29

For Adventurers

Nocs Provisions

Standard Issue 8×25 Waterproof Binoculars

30

For Budget Timekeepers

Timex

Timex Unisex Fairfield 41mm Watch

31

For New BBQ Chefs

PK Grills

Charcoal BBQ Grill and Smoker Combo

32

For the Fledgling Roboticist

Makeblock

mBot STEM Projects

33

For the Music-Loving Runner

Garmin

Forerunner 245 Music

34

For Camping Enthusiasts

BioLite

Alpenglow Lantern

35

For Reluctant Cooks

Instant Pot

Instant Pot

36

For Serious Board Gamers

Stonemaier Games

Scythe Board Game

37

For the Amateur Mixologist

Mixology & Craft

Mixology Bartender Kit

38

For Someone Who Needs Cozy Comfort

BOMBS

Women’s Marls Ankle Socks

39

For Hot Drink Lovers

Ember

Temperature Control Smart Mug

40

For Lighting Artists

Nanoleaf

Nanoleaf Canvas Starter Kit


Tyler Wells Lynch is a writer and editor who specializes in home, DIY, music, and computers.

Commerce Editor
Kevin Cortez is a Commerce Editor for Popular Mechanics, Bicycling, and Runner’s World.

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